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Old 07-14-2003, 04:45 PM   #1
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Yet another dual boot

I just installed redhat 9 and want to dual boot with xp. I tried grub and lilo (on the mbr) and neither works, grub it just prints grub on the screen and hangs and lilo prints the li and thats it.

I have worked with both boot loaders before and am experienced with configuring them but here is what makes things different...

My xp is on and ide (hda) and my linux is on a scsi disk (sda)

Do you think it could have something to do with the bios not seeing the scsi disk correctly or something to that effect?

The is ok, in grub it is listed as hd2 (points to sda) I am stumped

Here's my grub.conf

title Red Hat Linux (2.4.20-18.9)
root (hd2,0)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.4.20-18.9 ro root=LABEL=/
initrd /initrd-2.4.20-18.9.img

title Red Hat Linux (2.4.20-8)
root (hd2,0)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.4.20-8 ro root=LABEL=/
initrd /initrd-2.4.20-8.img

title DOS
rootnoverify (hd0,0)
chainloader +1

Here is my
# this device map was generated by anaconda
(fd0) /dev/fd0
(hd0) /dev/hda
(hd2) /dev/sda

any insight would be greatly appriciated
Old 07-14-2003, 07:22 PM   #2
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You will want to install Windows XP first leaving space for Red Hat. Windows needs to mess with the MBR so I think it will work better if you install Windows first and then Red Hat putting GRUB into the MBR.

I have a dual boot on my notebook of RH9 and Win98.

I know this isn't greatly helpful because you probably don't want to reinstall, so sorry I can't help you otherwise. BTW I don't think it is a problem with your grub.conf, it looks good to me.
Old 07-14-2003, 08:08 PM   #3
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The problem seems to lie in the scsi disk (where rh is installed) xp is on an ide disk. It is almost as if some drivers for the scsi disk arent being loaded or something. I get error 17 now after reinstalling grub, which I guess means it doesnt recognize the file system. Another note, I am running a scsi dvd and hd off the same card, i thought maybe grub was trying to load linux off the dvd drive so I bumped the hd id to 0 to make sure it was first in the chain. Dont know its back to the drawing board.


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